Watch recent videos of His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United States of America (USA).

The Association of Gulf Jewish Communities Lag B'Omer & Iftar Celebration

April 29, 2021
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba covered the importance of interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence during a virtual Ambassador’s panel organized by the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC).

Pillars of Faith: Building A Better World Part 1

April 26, 2021
Yousef Al Otaiba and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, joined the Director of Partners In Torah of Cleveland to discuss how UAE-Israel relations will help shape a better future in the Middle East.

UAE Embassy Presents ‘Ramadan Reflections’

April 20, 2021
Ambassador Al Otaiba and the Deputy Chief of Mission, Shaima Gargash, introduced the UAE Embassy’s new video series, “Ramadan Reflections,” to virtually celebrate the holy month of Ramdan with friends and dedicated partners during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cleveland Clinic - Ideas for Tomorrow

March 30, 2021
Ambassador Al Otaiba’s lecture for Cleveland Clinic’s Ideas for Tomorrow, a virtual speaker series that gives world-renowned leaders a global platform to discuss the future of healthcare.

Dean's Speaker Series Panel on Diplomacy

February 9, 2021
The Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), hosts “The Future of Arab-Israeli Diplomacy,” with Yousef Al Otaiba and Jeremy Issacharoff, Ambassador of Israel to Germany. During the event, Ambassador Al Otaiba and Ambassador Issacharoff focus on the history of UAE-Israel relations, the benefits of the Abraham Accords and the shared interests that will ultimately bond both countries together for a better future.

Transition 2021 Policy Forum: U.S. Policy toward Arab States, Palestinians, and Israel​

February 1, 2021
The Washington Institute hosts a virtual Policy Forum with Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, Samer Khoury, Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, and David Makovsky. The conversation focuses on how Senior Biden administration officials have committed the new team to building on the success of normalization agreements recently reached between Israel and four Arab states, reengaging with the Palestinians, and navigating mutual distrust between Israelis and Palestinians—all as Israelis prepare for their March elections.

On the Same Page: America’s Middle East Allies and Regional Threats

January 15, 2021
The Chief Executive of Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted Ambassador Al Otaiba, Israel’s Ambassador to the US and Bahrain’s Ambassador to the US for a virtual conversation on how all three sides will unite for Middle East peace and stability.

Yousef Al Otaiba’s New Year Message

January 12, 2021
Ambassador Al Otaiba rang in the New Year with a special message for 2021 and the UAE’s Golden Jubilee year. During his remarks, he spotlighted several silver linings over the course of 2020, as well as the UAE’s ambitious plans for 2021. As the region continues to prepare for its Golden Jubilee celebration, he reaffirmed the UAE and the US’ shared commitment to building a better and brighter future worldwide.

Ambassador Al Otaiba Welcomes the Future Diplomats PeaceGame

December 9, 2020
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba formally welcomes Foreign Policy’s Future Diplomat PeaceGame. Due to the coronavirus, the event will virtually host 20 foreign service students and early-career diplomats to solve critical issues stemming from the global pandemic. Reflecting on the historic signing of the Abraham Accords, Ambassador Al Otaiba emphasizes the benefits of peace and the importance of conflict resolution during these difficult times.